Monday, March 03, 2008

The Games We Play

This is a dog post.

I don't have a picture. The dog doesn't sit still until 9:30ish.

Right now she's entertaining herself with one of those cat toys where the ball is stuck inside a donut shaped plastic thing. We've put all of her toys in a container for her to pull out and "find." We've treated, chased, and frolicked in the sun.

And still- in an effort to be the perfect pet owner, I went on-line to see if there was more I could be doing. I googled Games for Dogs to Play. I found this site which includes a list of things that kids like to do with their dogs. I hope that I don't find myself resorting to what Gina (age 12) from New Mexico does:

Me and my dog, Snoopy, play a neat game. It's called 
'Round Them Up'. Here's what I do: I dress up like a cow, then I hide 
somewhere in the house. Next I say "Yahoo!". Snoopy will sniff for me and 
when he's just about to find me, I run down the hall mooing like a cow.
Snoopy will snap at my heels trying to put me in my room.Tip: It really only 
works with sheepdogs.

Plus Liza isn't really a sheep dog and I don't have a cow costume.

13 comments:

flutter said...

That is really funny

Yarnhog said...

That reminds me of a freakishly bizarre movie I saw once with a weird S&M scene and the unlikely line, "Now you've ruined it! Pigs don't talk!"

I probably just blew your PG rating, huh?

Ruth said...

Aw, come on - surely there's a knitted cow costume out there somewhere? Or at least a hat?

Deborah said...

It's great when I can sit here at work early in the morning and have a good chuckle. A cow costume? LOL

Kristin said...

Right...well...
It would be good excercise, for both of you even.

Yvonne said...

You know, my mind is so in the gutter, because the first thing I thought of is "wow, hope her boyfriend likes to role play when she grows up...!"

Ignore me. I'm sooooooo tired.

Faith! said...

Oh my goodness, do NOT play this game! It would officially indicate that you've lost it, and you may as well pretend for as long as you can! (I keed, I keed!)

jason said...

hey, here is the site i was talking about where i made the extra cash, I was making about $900 extra a month...
check it out ..

sophanne said...

Jason (see above) is an idiot spammer. He eats bugs.

Lydee said...

Oh.My.Gosh. And why don't you have any pictures?! LOL!

Lydee said...

Does Jason have a job as an exterminator? Does he specialize in roaches or termites? Will he come to my house and eat the bugs for free as a trial run?

...Sarah said...

That is funny. I may have to wait until I am as bored as my dog is before I do it.

Mary Beth said...

Oh MY! I am rofl here. Beck, I really think you ought to just knit up a cow right now & play this game. Maybe Mr. S will play cowboy. The whole looney family can play & it would have to be NC-17 rated...cause that's the new x.